Should you plan to share your food storage?

Bishop Vaughn J. Featherstone, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric In the general conference welfare meeting on Saturday morning, April 3, 1976, discussed this:

"I should like to address a few remarks to those who ask, 'Do I share with my neighbors who have not followed the counsel? And what about the nonmembers who do not have a year's supply? Do we have to share with them?' No, we don't have to share -- we get to share! Let us not be concerned about silly thoughts of whether we would share or not. Of course we would share! What would Jesus do? I could not possibly eat food and see my neighbors starving. And if you starve after sharing, 'greater love hath no man than this ...' (John 15:13).

"Now, what about those who would plunder and break in and take that which we have stored for our families' needs? Don't give this one more idle thought. There is a God in heaven whom we have obeyed. Do you suppose he would abandon those who have kept his commandments? He said, 'If ye are prepared ye shall not fear' (D&C 38:30). Prepare, O men of Zion, and fear not" (Ensign, May 1976, pp. 117-18).

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